Just as we thought things couldn’t get any worse, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced on Monday evening that the entire nation will be entering a full lockdown for the third time. This will last until Mid-February as long as cases start to fall. What does this mean for the Holiday industry? This means that Holidays both in Britain and Abroad will be banned – only essential trips in and out of the country will be allowed.
Can I go on Holiday?
As part of the new nationwide restrictions, all international holidays will be banned from everyone in England, with only essential travel allowed. For example, if you do need to travel overseas, you can only do so with a legally permitted reason, like for work.
For those who are already abroad, don’t worry – you don’t need to return immediately. However, we advise that you check with the airline or travel agents that you flew with on the arrangements on returning home.
Can I go on a Staycation?
No, staycations – or trips that UK Based are also banned, whether that is a hotel, second home or caravan. Although, Caravan Storage Facilities such as, Secure Caravan Parking can remain open, as we can take bookings to safely lock away your mobile home while holidays are banned within this Lockdown.
To help stop the spread of the new variant of COVID-19, people are being urged to stay in their local area and not travel long distances across the country. The message is clear, very much like the first Lockdown back in March 2020: “Stay at Home. Save the NHS. Save Lives”. Anyone who breaks these rules on travel could be hit with a £200 fine, and any further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.
When can I go on a Staycation?
Millions of people living in the Lincolnshire area were currently in Tier 4, which like the Lockdown the message was to stay at home and avoid traveling. However, this new national lockdown is to last until at least the 15th February 2021 – having said that, we can’t guarantee that the middle of February will be safe enough for people to enjoy and proceed in a staycation.